A traditional commuter student is someone who does not reside in university housing. Commuter students primarily live at home with their families. These students often work full- or part-time jobs, can be parents, grandparents, and in some cases, even financially responsible for their households.
As a commuter student at La Salle, your needs may differ significantly from residential students. However, we will help you with balancing your life so that you will the opportunity to fully engage with all that is happening on campus.
In addition to study and lounge spaces throughout campus, there is two commuter spaces located in the Student Union Building. You will often find other commuters in the spaces below relaxing between classes or eating a meal.
Features tables and furniture to socialize or study, as well as lockers, a pool table, and activities throughout the semester.
Features table and furniture to socialize and study, as well as a television to catch up on your favorite TV show.
Commuter Coaches are there to support you from orientation through to junior year. The coach team is comprised of upper-class, para-professional student leaders. Their responsibility includes the development and design of success workshops, mentorship, regular communication, and resource building with their select students, such as:
The CRASH program is designed to support our commuter students by providing them with the opportunity to live on campus in one of the residential halls during peak academic moments throughout the year (Explorientation, midterms, and finals). Commuter Coaches live in the spaces during those times and provide evening programs as part of your support.
Parking is available to students and there are a number of options around campus, including at the Shoppes at La Salle. A parking permit is required for most areas. Visit the Parking Office, located in the lower level of the Lawrence Building on main campus for more information and to apply for a parking permit. There are options for yearly or semester permits. Click here for more information.
Absolutely and it’s highly encouraged! La Salle offers more than 120 student organizations, many which commuter students are involved. Our student organizations and activities include: Fraternity and Sorority life, student government, intramurals, honors societies, service groups, etc. Explore what you can do by attending an activities fair or visit campus departments to learn more about opportunities to get involved. Or check out our online database of student organizations here.